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Ryan Freitas
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Attended University of California San Diego
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Super excited about this panel that +Andrew Crow has put together. Vote for us, if you're so inclined :)
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Vote now for our SXSW Panel!

"Designing for Context" with Ben Fullerton, +Karen McGrane, +Ryan Freitas, +nate bolt and me.
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There's a waiting list!? I thought there'd just be a 2nd or 3rd round like there was last year.

Fingers crossed!

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Using a combination of texts, IMs and FB to make sure friends Oslo are ok after a terrorist attack. This may be the future, but all the edges seem to expose themselves when all you really want is to know that someone is safe.
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best wishes for your friends and their countrymen

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For +Ben Tomassetti (and others who said they were interested) here's that excellent presentation that +Kevin Slavin did at Momo Amsterdam, "Reality Is Plenty, Thanks."
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Awesome! Thanks Ryan.

Youtube link for the lazy :)
Kevin Slavin - Reality Is Plenty, Thanks.

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Google+ I love you, but I wish you'd stop calling this a "field trial" - real field trials involve more than a single candidate.
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+Ryan Freitas I suspect their intention was to make it sound more ominous than "beta", which people have eventually adapted to simply meaning "available, but less than 10 years old".

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Things about mobile devices that I've learned while having to use them with one hand while my infant son sleeps cradled on my other arm:

1. Typing out emails with one thumb is tedious. Spellcheck is overzealous and honestly requires more retyping than it saves.

2. Among mobile devices, the Kindle (I use a 3rd gen) has far and away best combination of weight and size for the single-handed user. On +Ted Rheingold's suggestion I've been reading "Brain Rules for Baby," which is utterly fascinating/fantastic.

3. Both the iPad and iPad 2 are still both too heavy to use with one hand over a lengthy period of time. Gestures suck when you have to put the device down to make the simplest thing happen (e.g. "next page" - thanks, Kindle!)

4. An open laptop on the couch beside you, with one hand free to hunt, peck and mouse around still tops most other devices for sheer functionality and ease of use. Which I think is kind of sad.
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I have seen these tragically uncool jackets that have an integrated front pocket that zips out to hold your iPad like a table in front of you. Guess some people are more tethered than others.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/27/alphyn-industry-jackets-play-ipad-close-to-the-chest-stick-smar/

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Someone should tell those poor Diaspora kids they can stop now.
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Enjoying Google+ and the sheer absence of Zynga-related horseshit.
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Working with Lauren on this was amazing. She does incredible work.
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Last week I had the pleasure of shooting with +Ryan Freitas , more pictures to come!
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I'd Photoshop out that green square on the newspaper.

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So good.
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I cannot imagine there's anyone following me that's not aware of Casanova, but you never know. Anyway, there's a 6pp preview here: http://aol.it/qpVVqy

If you're about to hit that little +1 button (and really, why wouldn't you?) do me a favor and hit the "share" link, instead, yeah? I already know Matt's great, so help me spread the word. ^_^
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Made a playlist of some garage rock and punk that I enjoy that has Nashville/Detroit influences, plus some nice dirty country-inspired songs. Love that Rdio.
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BERG! Warren Ellis! THE FUTURE!

Just ordered mine. You should get yours before they sell out.
"Thomas Woodwind. A man of six feet or so, quite lean, with a good Patrick Stewart-ish skull fuzzed with very short pale hair. Paranoid eyes. Tending to very long black coats, with poacher's ...
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I ordered mine yesterday. I can't wait for it.

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If Google+ can do a better version of Events than FB, and maybe improve upon Photo sharing... I could see myself switching over.

Not like I wasn't already motivated.
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You do know you're asking for the thing that Zuck' wants to provide the least right? A simple pipe from his data center to Larry's? Obviously you could download everything locally first, which while annoying, would give you the opportunity for some reorganization (something that's fairly hi-pri on my list of 'GTFO of Flickr' project).
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